As our nation grappled with how to adapt to COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, evidence was pointing to a significant shift in how we Americans were getting to work, as well as where we worked. We knew that those who were able to, did work from home, […]
The Danville MPO Wants Your Input for its Long Range Transportation Plan Through a Fun, Engaging Exercise
The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), staffed by the West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC), is seeking public input for its Long Range Transportation Plan update.
Danville and Lynchburg MPOs Participate in FHWA Workshop to Generate Regional Concept of Emerging Mobility
On Thursday, March 5th, staffs of the Danville and Lynchburg MPOs, transit agency directors, regional mobility managers, VDOT and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) staffs, municipal staff, representatives of a local health collaborative, and staff of EPR planning consultants, took part in a technical assistance workshop facilitated by the FHWA which […]
On Wednesday, March 12th, the West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC), which administers the RIDE Solutions program here in the West Piedmont Planning District, released for public review the Draft 2045 West Piedmont Rural Long Range Transportation Plan. This plan, once adopted, will replace the current West Piedmont 2035 Rural […]
In the absence of construction of I-73 in Virginia within the foreseeable future, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is undertaking two studies intended to preserve the capacity of U.S. Routes 220 and 29, while enhancing the safety of these corridors. In November, VDOT hosted meetings in localities along these […]
In November, the City of Martinsville and Henry County reached a milestone in the continued development of the Dick & Willie Passage Trail – the completion of a new segment of this trail from a new trailhead at Spruce Street to the Smith River Sports Complex. This new segment is […]
The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has begun a study on an 11-mile segment of U.S. Route 58 in the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to identify safety and functionality deficiencies along the length of the segment, as well as to provide recommendations thereunto. The MPO has contracted with […]
If you have driven along Virginia Avenue in Collinsville lately, you’ve undoubtedly noticed some streetscape improvements which include flower plantings and new sidewalk construction.
As walking and bicycling have been increasingly recognized as healthy alternative forms of transportation, projects that support these active forms of transportation are rapidly taking shape within the West Piedmont Planning District. Projects, by locality, include the following:
University of Virginia Safety Circuit Rider Program Makes Recommendations for Transportation Improvements in City of Martinsville
On Wednesday, July 17th, representatives of the Safety Circuit Rider Program, which is associated with the University of Virginia’s Center for Transportation Studies, visited the City of Martinsville for the purpose of conducting a Road Safety Assessment (RSA) in an area of the city prone to heavy traffic congestion and […]